Pelvic Floor Muscle Overactivity

What is Pelvic Floor Muscle Overactivity?

Pelvic Floor Muscle Overactivity refers to a condition where the muscles of the pelvic floor are excessively tense or contracted. This heightened muscle activity can lead to various symptoms and issues within the pelvic region.

What are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Muscle Overactivity may include:

  • Pelvic Pain: Discomfort or pain in the pelvic area.
  • Urinary Urgency: Sudden and strong urges to urinate.
  • Frequency: Needing to urinate more often than usual.
  • Difficulty Urinating: Straining or a sense of incomplete emptying.
  • Painful Intercourse: Discomfort or pain during sexual activity.
  • Constipation: Difficulty passing stools due to increased muscle tension.
  • Pelvic Muscle Spasms: Involuntary contractions leading to spasms.

How Can Physiotherapy Help?

Physiotherapy is instrumental in managing Pelvic Floor Muscle Overactivity by:

  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Targeting exercises to improve muscle coordination and control.
  • Biofeedback Training: Helping individuals gain awareness and control over pelvic muscles.
  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques to release tension and improve muscle function.
  • Education: Providing guidance on stress management, posture, and lifestyle changes.
  • Tailored Exercise Programs: Designing personalised routines to address specific symptoms and needs.
  • Stretch Programmes
  • Guidance on vaginal dilators and down training
  • Breath Work/Education

Physiotherapy offers a comprehensive and personalised approach to address Pelvic Floor Muscle Overactivity, promoting relaxation, reducing symptoms, and enhancing overall pelvic health. It is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for a thorough evaluation and individualised treatment plan.

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